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'Saki: Zenkoku-hen' to Air in January 2014

by tsubasalover
Oct 16, 2013 5:36 AM | 98 Comments
Square Enix's "Young Gangan" magazine is announcing in its 21st issue, which will hit newsstands on October 18th, that the anime series "Saki: Zenkoku-hen" will begin airing on television in January 2014. The same magazine had previously announced that the series would begin in the Spring season instead of Winter.

"Saki: Zenkoku-hen" is the sequel to the 2009 series "Saki", which is based on the manga of the same name by Ritz Kobayashi, and will tell the story of Kiyosumi High School in the Inter High School Mahjong Championships. Its side story spin-off "Saki: Achiga-hen" aired in 2012.

Source: Young Gangan

Story by arsonal

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So Haru is voiced by Mizubashi Kaori. Some fans in Japan indeed got it right! (though it means Yaraon's list that she is voiced by Iguchi Yuka proved incorrect).

Also Tomoe will be voiced by Akazaki Chinatsu.

Nov 20, 2013 3:35 AM by symbv

arsonal said:
I was mainly referring to the nature of the characters, and I think the seiyuu voices would match them very well if those are indeed correct.
And do you think instead of Iguchi, if it is Asumi or Mizubashi would they match the voice of Haru very well ?

Nov 18, 2013 9:05 PM by symbv

I was mainly referring to the nature of the characters, and I think the seiyuu voices would match them very well if those are indeed correct.

Nov 18, 2013 8:59 PM by arsonal

rederoin said:
symbv said:
^ It was took down within one hour of the revelation staring to circulate in 2ch. You said the voices matched your expectations. Does it mean you heard the mp3 files? If so do you still have those mp files?

link
Thank you.

BTW, the list given in arsonal's post is just one guess stated in Yaraon blog. I have seen other guesses, though some are obvious enough that the guesses are consensual (like the Toyosaki Aki one). On the other hand, in arsonal's post Haru is put as Iguchi Yuka but there are guesses that the voice is Asumi Kana or Mizubashi Kaori or some others.

Nov 18, 2013 7:44 PM by symbv

symbv said:
^ It was took down within one hour of the revelation staring to circulate in 2ch. You said the voices matched your expectations. Does it mean you heard the mp3 files? If so do you still have those mp files?

link

Nov 18, 2013 12:32 PM by rederoin

^ It was took down within one hour of the revelation staring to circulate in 2ch. You said the voices matched your expectations. Does it mean you heard the mp3 files? If so do you still have those mp files?

Nov 18, 2013 6:32 AM by symbv

Some genius on 2ch was able to pull the other character voices by changing the mp3 file URL. The mp3 files have since been taken down, but pretty obvious voices have been revealed.

These voices match my expectations pretty well. I can see them voicing these characters.

Eisui Girls' High School
Komaki Jindai: Saori Hayami
Tomoe Karijuku: ?
Haru Takimi: Yuka Iguchi
Hatsumi Usuzumi: ?
Kasumi Iwato: Sayaka Oohara

Himematsu High School
Suzu Ueshige: ?
Yuuko Mase: ?
Hiroe Atago: ?
Kinue Atago: ?
Kyouko Suehara: ?

Miyamori Girls' High School
Shiromi Kosegawa: ?
Aislinn Wishart: ?
Kurumi Kakura: Kana Asumi
Sae Usuzawa: Rina Satou
Toyone Anetai: Aki Toyosaki

Nov 18, 2013 6:24 AM by arsonal

^ That may be true, but I can't help feeling that when there is a miko character, some staff may come up with the name of Hayami Saori. So even if the policy is not one that casts characters with seiyuu who usually voice that character type, I wonder for the case of miko, Hayami Saori may get some priority consideration.

Nov 18, 2013 4:33 AM by symbv

Progeusz said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
symbv said:
Progeusz said:
She should do a fine job with a voice somewhere between Ayase and Ikaros.
And I find that Hayami Saori has done a lot more Shinto Shrine Priestess (Miko) characters than others. Not sure if it is one reason why she is picked to voice this character though.


Unless they've completely changed tack since the first series, I doubt they took that into any consideration at all.
Are you by any chance implying there was something wrong with Saki?


Not at all. Just take a look at the people who voiced each of the main cast. Almost all of them are often associated with characters or character types that are completely different to those they play in Saki.

Nov 18, 2013 4:15 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
symbv said:
Progeusz said:
She should do a fine job with a voice somewhere between Ayase and Ikaros.
And I find that Hayami Saori has done a lot more Shinto Shrine Priestess (Miko) characters than others. Not sure if it is one reason why she is picked to voice this character though.


Unless they've completely changed tack since the first series, I doubt they took that into any consideration at all.
Are you by any chance implying there was something wrong with Saki?

Nov 18, 2013 3:35 AM by Progeusz

kuuderes_shadow said:
Unless they've completely changed tack since the first series, I doubt they took that into any consideration at all.
Not sure what you are trying to say here?

Nov 18, 2013 3:26 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Progeusz said:
She should do a fine job with a voice somewhere between Ayase and Ikaros.
And I find that Hayami Saori has done a lot more Shinto Shrine Priestess (Miko) characters than others. Not sure if it is one reason why she is picked to voice this character though.


Unless they've completely changed tack since the first series, I doubt they took that into any consideration at all.

Nov 18, 2013 3:10 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Progeusz said:
She should do a fine job with a voice somewhere between Ayase and Ikaros.
And I find that Hayami Saori has done a lot more Shinto Shrine Priestess (Miko) characters than others. Not sure if it is one reason why she is picked to voice this character though.

Nov 18, 2013 1:23 AM by symbv

She should do a fine job with a voice somewhere between Ayase and Ikaros.

Nov 18, 2013 1:09 AM by Progeusz

The first cast announcement:

Hayami Saori to voice Jindai Komaki of Eisui high school

http://blog-imgs-57.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/666_20131118130918978.jpg

Nov 17, 2013 9:26 PM by symbv

Saki official Twitter has announced that one cast member will be announced every weekday beginning Monday, November 18, for the next three weeks. These are cast members for Eisui Girls' High School, Himematsu High School, and Miyamori Girls' High School. Vanguards will be announced on Mondays, Sergeants on Tuesdays, etc.

Nov 15, 2013 4:24 AM by arsonal

Miyuki Hashimoto again, huh? Can't say I'm disappointed with that. Or that I wasn't expecting it.

Nov 13, 2013 11:20 PM by kuuderes_shadow

MagicFlier said:
This is kind of unrelated but just thought I'd say that one cannot simply compare a 2009 series with 2009 material, with a 2012 series containing 2012 material? Three years is a big gap. >>


You certainly can, especially when you consider the idea that the material came from the same source and that both mangas were released side by side for a while. Comparing the side B material that came out alongside the side A stuff leaves things heavily stacked in side B's favour yet still.

It really is almost certainly because one was made for a shounen magazine. I'm just thankful that the new spinoff is not being released in a similar magazine (as far as I know at least)

@AndyRayy

That's all fine, if, as it seems, you realise there are big flaws then I have no complaints.
When I went into Saki I was expecting yuri, fanservice in a fun 5-8/10 series. I downloaded it about 3 months before I even tried it. And yet it's now one of my favourite series and I follow everything about it, so you can imagine my frustration at the (in my opinion) massive disappointment that was Achiga. I do apologise for causing any offense though, even if that seems odd considering the tone of some of my posts.

You are probably right about this by the way;

but it seems that if you see a big enough flaw, it will distract you from the entire series at hand and cause you to begin viewing it in a negative light. Now, while I also notice those inconsistencies and logic-breakers as they happen, my mind does not hone in on them and detract from my enjoyment, so long as they are not glaringly obvious/stupid/immersion breaking (and this, of course, will vary from person to person). As such, I'm not "ignoring the flaws" so much as I'm simply, how do I say, tolerant of them so long as I feel that the parts I like are worth the negatives.


When I watched SAO, I really couldn't get past the main characters. Kirito is such a blatant gary stu, I really detest that kind of thing. Don't get me wrong, I think it's really bad in other ways too, but yeah.

Oct 23, 2013 5:13 PM by imbs

This is kind of unrelated but just thought I'd say that one cannot simply compare a 2009 series with 2009 material, with a 2012 series containing 2012 material? Three years is a big gap. >>

Oct 23, 2013 4:11 PM by MagicFlier

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